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ABC
May 20, 2013 2:30am EDT
baseball. span from oklahoma city through wichita, kansas city, des moines, iowa, minneapolis. unfortunately more on the way here for monday. later on this afternoon into the evening. severe thunderstorms and tornadoes from oklahoma city, tulsa, springfield, missouri, peoria, illinois. john, diana, back to you. >> thank you, andrew. stay with abc news as we cover the deadly tornadoes. we'll get the latest live on "america this morning" and "good morning america" and updates on abcnews.com. >> shooting near hofstra university on new york's long island cast a somber shadow. 21-year-old junior was shot and killed during a terrifying home invasion there blocks from the campus. abc's linzie janis has the details. ♪ >> reporter: what should have been a happy day for so many turned bittersweet. >> our thoughts and our prayers are with andrea's family and with her friends and classmates. >> reporter: graduates at hofstra university wearing white ribbons and posing for a moment of silence to honor andrea ribello, the 21-year-old was killed by police gunfire during an armed robbery at
ABC
May 18, 2013 6:30pm EDT
much worse. it was the height of the friday evening rush when a metro north train left new york city passing near bridgeport, connecticut when it somehow derailed. it sent cars directly into the path of an on coming train on the adjacent tracks. >> one of those jolts that sent people flying. >> reporter: of the 700 people on board those trains, 70 were hurt. senator blumenthal says that number would likely be higher if not for the new rail cars put in operation two years ago. >> perhaps injuries were avoided because these were better cars. >> reporter: david we're told it could be days before these trains are finally moved which would mean headaches for thousands of commuters in the northeast as they try to make their way to work on monday morning. >> thank you. >>> now to the weather and 30 million americans are bracing for possible twisters tonight. new pictures of this twister in texas, up close, the tail splitting off and drifting to the ground. tonight many more are brewing. ginger zee reporting from the storm zone now. >> look at that! >> reporter: uelievable and only the begin
ABC
May 18, 2013 7:00am EDT
we've got big stories developing from the new york city area. all the way to north korea where some overnight missile tests were conducted with the latest coming up. >> a global show. speaking of international, new details overnight about a shocking jewelry heist in the middle of one of the world's most glamorous events, a star-studded mystery. who stole a million dollars of jewels near the red carpet at the cannes film festival. >>> a frightening scene caught on camera as a passenger plane made an emergency leading at newark airport overnight without its landing gear. sparks seen shooting from the plane as the pilot was forced to make a belly landing at one of the nation's largest airports with dozens of passengers on board. abc's lisa stark is here with the details. lisa how common are emergency landings like this one? >> reporter: bianna, they aren't uncommon. piles can prepare for them in the simulator although they always look very dramatic and obviously you'd rather land with your landing gear. let's take a look at what happened last night. it was at newark at 1:00 in the morn
ABC
May 20, 2013 4:00am EDT
of oklahoma city. high winds toppled power lines and tossed tractor-trailers off interstates, spilling their cargo on to the road. in kansas, a flurry of hail was so strong, it took paint off homes. >> the wind is unbelievable how the hail and everything was just coming straight sideways. >> reporter: at this comp ground, r.v.s and their owners got badly battered, too. >> the wind came up all of a sudden. and the r.v. started shaking. i'm thankful that we weren't hurt more than we were. >> reporter: the threat for severe storms now marches east, stretching from texas up to wisconsin and illinois. eastern oklahoma and central missouri are most at risk for dangerous tornadoes later today. now, two twisters were also reported in iowa yesterday. ending an all-time record of n that state of 359 days without a tornado. diana? >> wow. devin dwyer with that live report for us this morning. thank you. >>> unfortunately, today's forecast offering little in the way of good hughes nor the already 46 ravaged heartland. that storm system moving eastward, with warnings and advisories from t
ABC
May 20, 2013 7:00am EDT
couldn't save this mobile home park 35 miles southeast of oklahoma city. the twister claimed the life of a 79-year-old man who couldn't escape. throughout the night, emergency responders going from home-to-home, in a frantic search. this storm so powerful, it ripped the grass right off the lawn. here's what this home in shawnee, oklahoma, looked like two hours before the storm. and this is what it looks like now. highways became impassable, as the massive funnels, sometimes tracked right along the roadways. i-40s shut down, as tractor-trailers, tossed over. >> there was a metal building where that car is. or where it was, anyway. >> reporter: this couple in edmond, oklahoma, lucky to survive. >> i hear a big thump. >> reporter: parts of the house ending up in their pool. and when you say it looks like a bomb went off, it looks like a bomb went off. this is just piles and piles of debris and twisted metal and thrown cars, as far as you can see. if you look at the map, this happened in six states. and right in america's heartland over the weekend, it had been a quiet tornado season
ABC
May 19, 2013 6:30pm EDT
tornado warnings of the bottom of your screen just below oklahoma city. that is norman. a second larger storm is moving to stillwater and eventually towards tulsa. they're talking reports of hail the size of baseballs with these complex storms. so far, 32 tornadoes have been confirmed as it continues to move to the north and east. and willmpacts kansas eventually make its way towards missouri. that area is under a tornado watch until midnight. for us, a much different situation. the temperature right now is 75 at reagan national airport. we will see our temperatures in the 60's tonight. in a few minutes, we will take a look at the extended outlook. are you ready for temperatures near 90? it is coming. >> two fbi agents are dead, killed during a training exercise off of the virginia coast. the accident happened friday near virginia beach. the agents have been identified. both men were part of the critical incident responds group. they're both based at the quantico marine base. they are investigating what happened. >> it will be days before train service is restored queen -- betwee
ABC
May 18, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. >> today i am announcing i am officially running to be mayor of our great city, washington, d.c. >> the rain did not dampen the theits of tommy wells, second and likely not the last to join the campaign. >> we have seen the greatest crisis in our city. >> he hammered the issue criticizing the current mayor for running what he called a corrupt campaign. >> he promised not to take corporations which contributions from corporations or lobbyists. everybody applies for their job. there will be a new government. >> on the issue of race, he admitted the city is divided. the city has not had a white mayor in decades. >> everybody wants the same thing. >> he says a livable city, better schools and he wants to cut youth crime and how -- in half. the fifth generation washington ian wasn -- washington not available to talk to us today. richardson came from another war to hear wells. they are not completely sold on wells. sure who he will vote for. he thinks he can do a good job. >> we have to find people with the right priorities and integrity. >> a spokesperson for mayor gray will not tell us if h
ABC
May 19, 2013 8:00am EDT
on the way and extreme team meteorologist ginger zee is chasing the storms in oklahoma city. good morning, ginger. >> reporter: good morning, bianna and everybody. yesterday was basically a warm-up for the atmosphere and today it intensifies. and it goes into more populated areas like oklahoma city. that's why we're here because this could be a dangerous day especially if we get a repeat of this. up close and unbelievable. tornadoes rip across central kansas. take another look. this tornado is for real. and this tornado was definitely well documented. >> best tornado i have ever seen. >> reporter: here it is, torturing the land beneath. looking dark and mean. from this angle the twister terrifying with lightning behind, and look at it here, in sanford, kansas, when it touched down again. that tornado hit at least one home. fortunately the owner took cover in his basement and survived. more than 200 severe weather reports. and then there was the hail, up to softball size. it's definitely been a busy weekend elsewhere, too, look at this, more than 8 inches of rain shut down roads an
ABC
May 20, 2013 5:00am EDT
-- running smoothly. also 95 moving in from southbound or south of the city, and if you're coming in from dell city or woodbridge, absolutely beautiful conditions. further down the line heading up 95 northbound, may be coming from staff -- stafford or fredericksburg, we do have free rolling lanes. i'm sure people who frequent that area or use that area in their morning commute are relieved to hear the construction is gone. we have a live shot for you. this is going to be there along 395. that looks great. things are looking good southbound as well as northbound. it shouldn't be an issue in your morning commute. if you would like more information on any incidents during your morning commute, you can follow me on twitter at @gridlockgoddess. i will put more information on there than i am able to put on air. that is always nice. take that into the search bar. i will send it back to greta and scott. >> 5:12. 65 degrees. >> coming up, we will tell you hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealers
ABC
May 18, 2013 11:30pm EDT
and a lot of rain around ocean city. 67 degrees affs the high at reagan national. the average this time of year 76. winter green vava about a half inch of rain so far today. about a quarter of an inch in warrenton and the jackpot goes to outside of ocean city with 61 degrees. emperatures across the board 59 in frederick. 62 in fredericksburg. it's well to the west of us is warm air. this makes its way to us. this is going to lift northward and we're going to keep the clouds and showers and thunder in the forecast for the day tomorrow. once this lifts to the north of us, warmer air will move in. wind will change direction more out of the south and it's going to feel a lot like late spring, early summer by tuesday, wednesday. through ur future cast the night widely scattered showers. omorrow temperatures around 73 degrees. as we move through sunday night into monday a lot of warmer air, warmer moist air moves in and daytime high temperatures monday just around 80 degrees. 57-63 for on overnight low. keep an umbrella handy for tomorrow. it's not going to be a washout but you don't wan
ABC
May 20, 2013 6:00am EDT
. >> authorities say an elderly man died when a twister ripped through his mobile home near the city. more than two dozen people were hurt. arts of oklahoma are under a state of emergency. the tornadoes damaged and destroyed homes and tossed around tractor-trailers. >> everything was just, it was just gone. you see beds in the art. he took the house, you put it in a gigantic blunder, you turned it on for a couple of minutes, and then you dumped it out. >> amazing images. the storm system that spawned these tornadoes is moving east. officials say early warnings will help them to keep the death toll low. >> secretary of state john kerry heads back to the middle east this week. he will be pressing the case for peace talks between syrian rebels and president bashar al- assad's regime. this comes amid increasing signs that the new u.s. strategy to halt the war is being undermined by russia. kerry leaves today, and will be traveling to jordan, israel, the west bank, and ethiopia. the redskins kickoff full team workouts today. >> a lot of the focus is falling on robert griffin iii. he will not ta
ABC
May 20, 2013 4:30am EDT
a mobile home park south east oklahoma city. high winds toppled power lines and tossed tractor-trailers off interstates, spilling their cargo onto the roads. in kansas, a flurry of hail was so strong it took paint off homes. ,> the wind was unbelievable the hail and everything was coming straight sideways. >> rv's and their owners got badly battered. >> the wind came up all of a sudden. the rv started shaking. i'm thankful that we weren't hurt more than we were. ,> the threat now marches east stretching from texas up to wisconsin and illinois. or casters say eastern oklahoma and central missouri are most at risk for more dangerous tornadoes later today. devin dwyer, abc news. >> turning now to the day ahead, the man charged in deadly crash in prince george's county is scheduled to go on trial today. he faces motor vehicle manslaughter and other charges in a june 20 crash on indian head highway in oxon hill. prosecutors say he was drunk and speeding when he rear-ended a car that was driven by eugene johnson. johnson, his wife cordelia roberts, and her sister were all killed. ano
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